TikTok Shows Us Why We Must Check Our Dishwasher Filters Regularly
The advancements in technology have made our lives easier. Things that make our life easier and save us time are among our favorite things. Common household appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, and microwaves fall within this category. Imagine how long it must have taken for folks to wash all of their clothes and dishes by hand in those days, or how much time they spent washing the dishes.
TikTok has been teaching us a lot of things lately. And recently, we’ve learned something a little bit more and it’s all about cleaning one particular appliance – the dishwasher.
Some appliances need to be cleaned on a regular basis. But what about the appliances that you use to clean? Like the dishwasher? We tend to believe that gadgets like this are designed solely for the purpose of cleaning our plates and eating/drinking utensils. But is there also a need to clean them?
If you are not aware, the dishwasher has a filter. If this is news to you, then you’re not alone. And this filter definitely needs to be cleaned. Some though are not sure if their dishwashers have a filter. They usually do and it’s easy to remove and clean them even if you are doing this for the first time.
As discovered on TikTok, the filter in your dishwasher can be accessed and removed completely if you totally detach the bottom rack from your dishwasher. But before you do so, you have to make sure that you are prepared because this can get pretty disgusting, especially if you are using your dishwasher for years now and you have never learned about its filter, until now.
If you’re not sure whether your dishwasher has a filter or not, you may check the user’s handbook, or if you threw away your user’s manual a long time ago, you can check the label inside your dishwasher that displays the machine’s brand and model number. When you type that into Google, you’ll find the user manual, which will tell you whether or not your dishwasher has a filter, as well as how to clean it.
Once you muster the confidence to finally remove the filter, it’s pretty easy to clean. All you need is some hot, soapy water.
After cleaning the dishwasher, you might want to proceed to thoroughly clean your dishwasher. Fill a dishwasher-safe bowl with 1 cup white vinegar and put it on the bottom to soak up any vinegar that’s still there. Hot water should be used when setting up and running a dishwasher in order to get the most out of the machine. In order to get rid of any lingering particles of food and grease, you can use vinegar. You can also get rid of soap scum, residue, and other things that are still there.
If you prefer to learn visually, you may watch instructional videos online for simple step-by-step directions on how to clean the filter in your dishwasher. Many have now shared this trick on the internet so it would be pretty easy to find them.
Many people have found this new information very useful, and for sure, you would too. On the videos shared online, people are commenting about how this has changed the way they use their dishwashers. One person commented: “Thanks, it really helps. thanks to you no more smelly dishwasher… thanks.” Another commenter wrote: “It worked for me, very easy to clean the filter when following the steps. Thank you so much.”
Is this the first time that you learned that your dishwasher needs to be cleaned too? Have you ever cleaned it? If not, would you be brave enough to go clean it right now?